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Old 02-21-2007
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OHC Question

ok well, i got an OHC.

im looking at the how-to and the bracket i have isn't the same, mine is the one with the sunroof buttons.. im stumped on how to install it now..

but, i did find out what im going to use the sunroof buttons for..
door lock/unlock when i get my alarm installed, that way i can remove my lock rods.
im also going to put my other switches on it, with some rocker switches.
like these.

im going to paint it black tonight, something tells me gray wont go well with my blue interior.
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Old 02-22-2007
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sweet..what did you temp power to?..i wanna see if mine works
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i used a 120volt AC to 12volt DC transformer, its for my moms heating pad lol...
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LOL i dont think i got one of those laying around =(
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i couldn't sleep tonight.. soo..

it came out perfect, i also painted my the vents on top of the dash.
i wanted to paint it flat black but i had high gloss paint laying around..

next is the door handles and stuff..
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Here's how mine went

P9230005.jpg?t=1172159232 Cut it this way
P9230006.jpg?t=1172159318 Used a template to make the cuts accurate
P9230007.jpg?t=1172159367 Where I cut into the metal
P9230010.jpg?t=1172159435 End Result. Hope this helps.
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I had to use the other bracket because my OHC did not come with it when I bought it off ebay. A member here sent me his spare bracket. Yours should work just as well.
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Old 02-22-2007
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I was wondering on this one is there a certain place u have to cut out the material. Did you just hold the thing up and then place the template down?
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Old 02-22-2007
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anyone?
i need to know how to mount the bracket.
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Gopher18 has one in his Ranger. From the pictures, it looks like he cut a slot in the headliner to hold up the rear of the sunroof console. Just like what Juan posted above.

There are pictures of the installed bracket here:
http://home.kc.rr.com/thoe/03_ranger/ohc.htm


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I'm sorry -- I have no experience mounting the sunroof type. Not much to contribute I'm afraid.
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Old 02-23-2007
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Gopher18 has one in his Ranger. From the pictures, it looks like he cut a slot in the headliner to hold up the rear of the sunroof console. Just like what Juan posted above.

There are pictures of the installed bracket here:
http://home.kc.rr.com/thoe/03_ranger/ohc.htm

that slot is there because there is a little lip that fits up behind the headliner to hold the rear up.....
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I got a LARGE piece of paper, and placed it on the OHC side (that makes contact with the headliner). After I traced the shape of the ohc, I traced out an outline of a box in the center where I thought i needed to cut so the components of the ohc would go into the headliner and the edges of the ohc would fit flush against the headliner. Then I held the paper template against the headliner to and used a wax pencil to draw out the center box and the area where the "rear slit" needed to be cut (if you look in the picture there is red wax pencil where I cut). And that's how I did it. Hope this helps. And yes, thet rear slit is what holds up the rear of the OHC to the headliner.
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thanks bob and juan, seems like this is going to be a pita todo.
we will see this weekend, maybe..
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The only PITA thing to do is running the wiring (keeping track of which wire is what) and connecting the wires. Cutting the holes (with the proper tools) into the headliner and into the metal behind the headliner is the easiest part. Just give yourself a whole morning/ afternoon. Don't expect to finish in several hours. Take your time and do it right the first time, believe me, this mod is definitely worth it.
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i helped install andrews (rangerboy03fx4) OHC.
the wiring part should be really easy for me, im a pro with that stuff.
being that i have an older ranger, i have a hot wire on the dome light, so thats one less wire i have to run.
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This is a good thread. I too have the sunroof style OHC with the rear lip. Though I have the full size mounting bracket coming in the mail. Will be interesting to see what (if anything) I have to mod to make mine work.
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This is a good thread. I too have the sunroof style OHC with the rear lip. Though I have the full size mounting bracket coming in the mail. Will be interesting to see what (if anything) I have to mod to make mine work.
I used the full bracket and did not have to "mod" anything. Should go smoothly.
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I used the full bracket and did not have to "mod" anything. Should go smoothly.
thats what i was asking tho, i don't have the full bracket, i think i can see what i have todo in the thing bob posted.
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I used the full bracket and did not have to "mod" anything. Should go smoothly.

excellent!
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